The parents of a young woman who died at a Fort Wayne plastics plant in early 2018 stood beside the governor on Monday, celebrating the enactment this spring of workplace safety reforms prompted by her death.
Gov. Eric Holcomb on Wednesday signed into law a measure that will increase the maximum penalties on businesses whose disregard of safety precautions results in the death of a worker.
A bill that grew out of an ABC21 Digging Deeper investigation into workplace safety passed through the Indiana legislative process Wednesday morning.
A bill that grew out of an ABC21 Digging Deeper investigation into workplace safety passed the Indiana Senate unanimously Tuesday afternoon and is expected to land on the governor’s desk in the near future.
ABC21 reviewed every safety order issued by IOSHA from May through October 2018. During that six-month span, the state filed complaints against 57 companies for “serious” or “repeat” violations.
We found that the initial penalty was reduced in dozens of cases.
ABC21 Digging Deeper investigative reporter Alexis Shear and news director Jonathan Shelley discussed Part 1 of the station’s “Dying on the Job” investigation on the Pat Miller Program on WOWO Radio.
A machine that crushed to death a Fort Wayne woman had been altered and used in a manner deemed unsafe by the manufacturer that had overhauled the device, according to state investigators.